Recently, a federal civil lawsuit, filed by Hannah Gittings and three others, against Kyle Rittenhouse, Facebook, and the Kenosha Guard was dropped, per Kenosha News.
Per the news outlet, the federal civil suit attempted using a federal law from the Reconstruction Era, which was inspired by the rising power of the Ku Klux Klan. This federal law was used to pursue damages from the “commander” of the Kenosha Guard militia Kevin Mathewson; the Boogaloo Bois, known as an anti-government movement; a member of the Boogaloo Boys, a man from West Bend; and Kyle Rittenhouse himself.
The purpose of the lawsuit was to hold Facebook culpable, as the plaintiffs levied accusations against the social media platform for negligence in its failure to respond to the preplanned armed response designed to protect private property and businesses after riots commenced in Kenosha.
One of the individuals Rittenhouse allegedly shot, Anthony Huber, was the boyfriend of Gittings. Huber attacked Rittenhouse while Rittenhouse approached the police on August 25. In addition, Rittenhouse also shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Gaige Grosskreutz, presumably after an attack from Rosenbaum.
After Rittenhouse shot Rosenbaum, the following video was developed, which also revealed the second round of shooting, which took place later on.
A tire fire has been started in the parking lot of a car dealership in Kenosha. pic.twitter.com/UCVQZUFguo
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 26, 2020
In terms of RIttenhouse’s criminal trial, a pretrial conference is set for March 10, where Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree reckless endangerment, as well as violations of the city curfew, per NPR.